Friday, December 7, 2007

season of the snowmen

Many years ago I bought a couple of snowmen at a boutique. I thought they were cute and had personality - and that I could display them longer than just through the Christmas season. Well, turns out by the end of January I'm more than ready to dispense with anything snow related, but I do enjoy the snowmen over the holidays. I don't buy them anymore, but I receive them as gifts from time to time. This year they are the star of my decorating scheme.

This cutie has a board for a bottom - so he can sit on a shelf (or bookcase) and dangle his feet over the edge. Behind him I have a display of children's Christmas stories. I guess I'm starting a collection of "The Night Before Christmas" - I have two and just ordered the version that is illustrated by Tasha Tudor. I love the illustrations in childrens' books - whether they're childlike and fun or beautiful art.

This guy sits on the bookcase on the other side of the fireplace. This display is kind of so-so - I may be fiddling with it in the coming days.

Our son and daughter-in-law gave us these adorable mugs and matching spoons for Christmas one year. Hot chocolate and cookies, anyone?

The detail on the mugs is too cute - look at her - she has a bright red purse and stylish hat. Each one is different - 3 guys and 3 gals.

The cups and plate are sitting on top of my old wooden ice box in the dining room. This was an estate sale find almost 30 years ago. If we had a fire, I'd probably try and get it out the door!!


Lynne said...

I love all your snowmen and women! I'll be over for hot chocolate and cookies! The ice box is beautiful. I'd try to save it too!

Trailhead said...

I think I need to hire you to decorate my house for the holidays.

Karen said...

I'm getting caught up with my visits today. Your house is so warm and cozy! I love all your snowpeople. And thanks for posting the pot pie recipe. The pictures made my mouth water. Yum!

Sally said...

You've got waaay more energy than I do Kris. My decorations are still in their boxes. That squash recipe sounds delish - I'm going to try that this week. Thanks!

Giddy said...

I'm just catching up on all my blog reading after digging out from the snowstorm. I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of the chicken pot pie.

Your snowman theme is really cute, but like you, I think I'll be ready to see something green by next April, and I seriously think it will be that long til we see bare ground again!

Anonymous said...

Hi, looks like the Christmas Spirit has landed in Spring the snowmen. I have most of my Santa's out---everyone comments on my "Beach Boy Santa" he is so cute, Thanks again.

Having beautiful weather, kinda hard to get in the spirit when its 85 degrees---guess that's the up-north I still have in me.......

Have a great day.vsvqu

Zoey said...

Your home is looking very Christmasy cozy. I love the snow people theme. I really like the design and shape of the cups from your son and DIL.

I recognized that sleigh right away. It makes a great gift holder.

How lucky you were to find an antique ice box. I used to dream about finding one of those at a garage sale. Now even if I found one, I'd have no room for it anyway.

Have a great Sunday!

Nan - said...

You have a real gift for decorating. I so love seeing your home.